This Month in Teen Books: February 2024

Reading recommendations for teens
February 20, 2024
Featured Title 
Book cover with an illustration of a young woman of color in golden armor with the title "The Eternal Ones" written at the bottom.The Eternal Ones by Namina Forna
Mere weeks after confronting the Gilded Ones—the false beings she once believed to be her family—Deka is on the hunt. In order to kill the gods, whose ravenous competition for power is bleeding Otera dry, she must uncover the source of her divinity. But with her mortal body on the verge of ruin, Deka is running out of time to save herself and an empire that’s tearing itself apart at its seams.
When Deka’s search leads her and her friends to the edge of the world as they know it, they discover an astonishing new realm, one which holds the key to Deka’s past. Yet it also illuminates a devastating decision she must soon make: choose to be reborn as a god, losing everyone she loves in the process… or bring about the end of the world.
What’s New This Month
New graphic novels about the first year of college, cozy fantasy adventure, and the story of death in the Buddhist tradition are also on the way. Also incoming are some exciting fantasy debuts, and new books from authors like Gabe Cole Novoa, Melissa De La Cruz, Victoria Aveyard, Traci Chee, Holly Black, Marissa Meyer, and more.  
What’s Hot This Month
Make sure to check out these titles that center Black joy for your February to be read pile.  
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about the books in the newest list of recommended picks:
Fire from the Sky by Moa Backe Åstot: “Indigenous reindeer herders in Scandinavia; gay and sweet.”
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha: “A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life—perfect for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo.”
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